To Paint or not to paint? That is the question..

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by oakwdman, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. oakwdman

    oakwdman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I am buying a '93 chevy dump from another member on here. only problem is his color scheme was gold/brown/black so thats what color the truck is. My personal truck and current work truck is red along with the old ford dump that I sold to a friend who will probably end up using it with my company. No matter what when I get it the bed and fender flares are gettin paint besides brown, what color that may be is up in the air still. My options as I see them are to:
    1. Leave it and just make $$ with it for now.
    2. Paint it red to match my current truck/the other dump
    3. Paint it but start a color scheme, something off the wall that nobody else around here has and coin it.

    My enclosed is green, but I find myself constantly selling/switching trailers (finding better deals etc.) so I'm not all that concerned with matching the trailer right this second.

    Here is a picture of the truck as it sits right now. I'll remove the lettering right away.

    Doug's Chevy 1.jpg
  2. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Just keep the trailer and stop swapping equipment. Paint the dodge, the dump and the trailer all at once. Go with a unique color.
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  3. oakwdman

    oakwdman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Not enough $$ right now to drop on painting everything (unfortunately). I wanna use this truck as a base point to model/paint everything else after. I already have an answer in mind I just wanna see the arguements others can bring up
  4. Scagmower48

    Scagmower48 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Just make the money with it, thats the smart thing to do.
  5. oakwdman

    oakwdman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    There's also alot to be said for a matching fleet. Not like I'm spending $2k on a paint job, it'll be an economical work truck paint job. I have always been a believer of image is everything.
  6. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    Paint the box black peal the name off and get some plastic paint and paint the fender flares black if that brown bothers you.
  7. streetscrapin16

    streetscrapin16 LawnSite Senior Member
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    i would paint the body red and the fender flares and bed black.
  8. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    I need to paint the plastic grill on a truck, they make special paint for plastic? I was just going to use normal spray paint?
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  9. oakwdman

    oakwdman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yah normal spray paint just beads on plastic. Questions answered. I'm gettin the dump and my trailer painted. and I'm painting the grill on the dump another special color along with the fender flares. Colors to remain TOP SECRET.

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    i would just make $$ with it the way it is

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